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Radford Review

The villagers of Radford Semele in Warwickshire know how to have fun: from the eccentrically costumed football players to the joys of the village fete.

Amateur film 1952 22 mins Silent

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With a name derived from the original Norman owners, Radford Semele is a village to the east of Leamington Spa. Scenes of the harvest bookend this locally produced film showing some of the village events of 1952. Two well attended local fetes feature as well as life at the true hub of the village: the White Lion pub where the less energetically inclined relax.

Both the pub and the village church of St Nicholas were severely damaged by fire in the 2000s but have since been restored.